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When Is The Best Time For An AC Tune-Up?

March 30, 2023 | Blog

Here in Louisiana, our AC units get a lot of use. Since it’s warm for most of the year, it’s important that your AC is working properly so you’re comfortable inside your home. This is why we encourage seasonal AC tune-ups at Foulks Southern Air.

It’s important to understand that an air conditioner tune-up is different from a repair. But wait – if the unit isn’t broken, why should you spend the money to fix it? Well, at Foulks Southern Air, we recommend tune-ups because of the benefits they provide to your AC system. We encourage all our clients to incorporate these tune-ups into their yearly schedule.

What Month Should I Schedule An AC Tune-Up?

The best time to schedule an AC tune-up here in Louisiana is in late February or early March, when spring begins to warm up the state. This will safeguard against any unexpected repairs that could leave your home blazing hot in the summer months. Although not every air conditioning problem is preventable through annual maintenance, you can nip many problems in the bud through a scheduled AC tune-up.

If your tune-up fell off your spring to-do list this year, don’t worry! A tune-up at any time of the year is MUCH better than none at all!

What Are The Benefits Of Scheduling Preventative Maintenance?

We know what you’re thinking: Why should you pay for a technician to inspect your air conditioner if nothing is wrong? AC tune-ups are just like oil changes. They’re preventative maintenance that safeguards against future damage by addressing problems before they get too big!

Scheduling annual AC maintenance:

  • Reduces the risk of future AC breakdowns
  • Increases the efficiency of your system
  • Increases the lifespan of the system
  • Lowers your monthly energy bill
  • Catches potential problems early on

The price of an AC tune-up is definitely worth it when you consider the benefits! Cleaning out the dirt from the system improves the efficiency and lowers your energy bill, which saves you money in the long run. Additionally, bigger problems that are caught early on can end up being costly if they aren’t addressed soon enough.

What Happens During AC Maintenance?

When you schedule a tune-up, a technician will go through a series of steps to make sure your AC is in good shape. You can expect the following from a Hammond AC tune-up with Foulks Southern Air:

  • Deep cleaning of the AC unit’s coils
  • Regulation of the refrigerant levels
  • Lubrication of the moving parts within the system
  • Thermostat testing
  • Ductwork inspection
  • Replacement or cleaning of air filters
  • Blower motor inspection
  • Electrical connection inspection

During these steps, the technician will make note of any problem areas within your AC system. The technician will suggest repairs if they are necessary and adjust the system to improve the comfort of your home.

How Do I Schedule A Hammond AC Tune-Up?

If you’re interested in improving the function and longevity of your AC system, don’t hesitate to reach out to Foulks Southern Air. We perform AC tune-ups in the Hammond area and complete thorough assessments of each system we are hired to inspect. To schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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